Chelsea complete signing of Danny Drinkwater from Leicester

Chelsea complete signing of Danny Drinkwater from Leicester

Chelsea have completed the signing of Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater for £30million.

The Blues, who had pursued the midfielder for most of the summer, finally had a third bid accepted ahead of the transfer deadline on Thursday evening.

Leicester had previously rejected a £23m bid by Antonio Conte's side but the Blues managed to get the deal over the line at the last minute.

Drinkwater said he is relishing the chance at Stamford Bridge after passing a medical.

He added: 'I'm delighted to be a Chelsea player and can't wait to get started. It has been a long journey to get here but I am very happy and am looking forward to helping the club win more trophies.'

The 27-year-old is Chelsea's sixth signing of the summer and technical director Michael Emenalo said Drinkwater's experience would help.

nalo said: 'Danny is not only a Premier League winner but also has Champions League experience which will be invaluable for us this season.

'He is a typically combative English midfielder with a cultured passing technique and his arrival significantly strengthens our midfield options






source: dailymail